Come and play Petanque...the great French game of boules
Currently President of the Prospect Petanque Club in Adelaide South Australia.
Registered member of the Club 21 years, and a committee member for 21 years filling the role of President 7 years, Secretary 3 years, Treasurer 2 years.
Age 71 years.
It was a great day 8 teams of 6 players each tackled a 5 Round competition playing a mix of Triples, Doubles and Singles in either mixed or same sex matches.
In the end it was the Hills Hoisters who were successful over the fancied ESP Boulebusters.
Beaut all round day, great food, Stirring competition, well done to the Prospect team for organising and managing the day.
Consolante Winners the BTWarriors from Prospect, Martin Verdonk, Janet Jenkin, Gavin Scott, Melissa Scott, Carol Pascoe and behind is Michael Frodyma.
Well done team…next year the ‘big one’
The Consolante runners up, Prospect Treasures, Kym Wilson, Jan Parkinson, Marilyn Trebilcock, Richard Voskamp, missing Denise Steinborn, and Tim McCumsky..top effort for a restructured team at the last minute.
Prospect Petanque Club held in February their annual Committee Cup as a fundraiser for the bushfire recovery effort. All money raised from the day including donations is being donated by the club. The principal was played by Selina & Maurice vs two young guys Kevin Turco & Joris Sola from Montpellier France. The young guys took the match out convincingly very handy players.
The Prestige Cup is our first Club Tournament for the new 2020-2021 Season.
The game is Doubles by teams commencing 10.00 am registration from 9.30 am
Contact Allan 040233928, Kym 041469191 for registration.
All Covid Safe Rules will be incorporated.
Special thanks to our 24 year long sponsor Prestige Trophy and Badge.
Semifinal 2006 on the central court at Vieux Port (Author: Schildt)
In July 2017, we (Lionel Pujol, Tony Stojsic and I) participated in the biggest international petanque competition in the world: Le Mondial La Marseillaise à Pétanque. Held in Marseille over 5 days every July, anyone can come and play. Last year the numbers were slightly down – only about 4,700 teams participated (!!). When you lose a game, you’re out.
Even so, the organisers still had to find pistes for some 2,350 matches in the first round. We played in the carpark of a soccer stadium about 25 minutes north of the centre of Marseille (shuttle buses took us – great atmosphere on the buses) with 94 other matches going on at the same time. Our “piste” N° 95 was rocky, sloping, and more or less triangular, and had a metal manhole cover in the middle of it which made a loud bonging sound when a boule bounced on it. You live with it – that’s pétanque.
We won our first match which was a huge high, then were trounced in the second. It didn’t matter – we had no illusions about our chances: even at local club level, the quality of play is much higher over there – we were at La Marseillaise and the atmosphere was terrific. There was loud rock music, pastis, beer and other beverages flowing freely, plenty of merguez in baguettes (trans.: sausage sandwiches, but REALLY good ones), matches being played on every available surface, tens of thousands of people, great camaraderie. It was a huge fabulous celebration and all of us were there thanks to pétanque.
Last Sunday 10 September, Allan Sanderson with Brett Williams and Tony Stojsic (From the Adelaide Club) won the Trebes Trophy in the City at FAB Petanque Club.
Trebes Cup 2017
The Trebes Trophy is a unique event where the Men and Women play separate qualifying games, five of (5) including semi final and grand finals for Men and Women, then the winning Men’s and Women’s teams play off for the Trophy, some wine and a few $s cash.
After a tough battle the Women’s team were leading 12/9 needing just one more point for victory, but the Men’s team prevailed with a bit of luck and skill in playing the right shots were able to take the victory, and make it two years in a row at winning this prestigious event on the SAPL Calendar.
Special thanks to Terry and The FAB team for a well organised day.
The final Prospect Petanque Melee match for the 2017 winter season was played on Wednesday September 6.
Despite it being spring, the cold winter weather persisted, although brightened up by a full moon occasionally visible through the clouds. Almost twenty members enjoyed the night, including Tory and Lionel making a welcome return home from their international season.
Games for the Winter 2017 Super-Melee Final Round
Chef Alan served chicken schnitzel from the bbq, and John brought along a wonderful batch of scones that Heike had made for us. The results of the winter Melee will be announced at the first match of the new season on October 4. Alan suggests that there may be a crab feast that night, if conditions are favourable.
With great relish, Alan announced that he had successfully picked Melbourne to come 9th in the AFL draw. However, so had Wendy and David Palmer, and so the prize money was divided three ways. For the rest of us: better luck next time.
Winners of the AFL 2017 draw : David Palmer and Alan Matthews